31 Dec '11, 11am
4 Double Black IPAs That Debuted in 2011 - Los Angeles Weekly
4. Black Market Brewing 2nd Anniversary: Anniversary beers are always a good way to gauge the adventurous spirit of a brewery and for newer (and smaller) operations such as Temecula’s Black Market Brewing, it’s the one release of the year where experimentation is welcome if not expected. Released in August, this 2nd Anniversary Double Black IPA was a bold move, then, considering that until now, BMB had yet to release an American-style beer darker than a brown ale. This 9% Double Black IPA makes up for lost time, however, with a dark black color that is overtaken with the citrus and grapefruit flavors of fresh hops. It’s not the most complex or well-balanced example of the style, but it’s a wonderful surprise from BMB.